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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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Office of

Randy Cunningham


Total cost of 29 office trips: $111,350.29


Trips by Randy Cunningham
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $25,572.04

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: DSR, INC. SPONSORED THE TRIP ZIFF-DAVIS COMPANY DID THE REIMBURSEMENTS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,288.70
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: BAR ASSOCIATION OF SERBIA
Purpose: SPEAKING AND AWARD ACCEPTANCE EVENT
Date: Jun 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $588.44
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT DINNER
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,337.50
source

Destination: SIOUX FALLS, SD
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: ATTEND THE ANNUAL ENERGY SEMINAR
Date: Sep 28, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,030.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SAUDI ARABIA TO SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Ziyad Abduljawad
Purpose: TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO PROMOTE DISCOURSE AND BETTER RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO NATIONS
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,537.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SAUDI ARABIA TO SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Ziyad Abduljawad
Purpose: TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO PROMOTE DISCOURSE AND BETTER RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO NATIONS. (*NOTE: DUE TO SECURITY CONCERNS, I STAYED IN A PRIVATE HOME AND ATE IN PRIVATE HOMES. LISTED BELOW ARE MY BEST ESTIMATES REGARDING EXPENSES)
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,789.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Randy Cunningham

Harmony Allen
Tillie Fowler
Katie Hanvey
Dewitt Hardin
David Heil
Nancy Lifset
Kathleen Shields
Victoria Stackwick
Erin Strawn



American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a radio natural. He spoke in a confident, informal way, using simple words and phrases that were easy to grasp.
  • 11.12.14

    The Roosevelts as a political team

    Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were not the first White House couple to act as political partners, but they were the first to do so in such a public fashion.